Thursday, August 18, 2011

Picture Frame

I was recently in a gift shop in my area and spotted a beautiful and very large picture frame but wasn't willing to pay what they were asking for.  I looked at it for a very long time and decided to take a picture with my iPhone and send it to my Dad.  He said it would be no problem to make (he always says that)!  When my parents were visiting recently, I went to Lowe's and found exactly what I needed for the frame so he could take it back with him.

Supplies Needed:
  • 2 Large wooden fence posts, both cut in half (around $13 a piece)
  • High density MDF - 3/4" thick
  • Glass for picture


Frame is 35" x 35"
Picture inset is 19" x 19"
Width is 8" all around

After my Dad finished building it, he took it over to my brother-in-law to paint and distress it.  I had to wait a little while to get it since my family is back in Arkansas.  My sister brought it to me on her recent visit and I fell in love with it.  I took the frame to Aaron Brothers to get an exact fitting for the glass and it was only $5.00 for the glass.

I can't wait to find a picture for it!

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  1. This is so unique and clever. Love it. I think I will give one a try. TFS.

  2. WOW! What a transformation. Oh you give me hope that I can do this myself one day!!!! Really, WOW. I'm bookmarking so I can remember this!!

    I love transformations! I just turned my secretary into a bar area in my dining room. I really hope you'll stop by and check it out:

    See you soon, I hope!

  3. This is lovely! And such a great family project!
    Dee -

  4. This is a great project! I am adding it to my "future gifts" list-- I think it will be great with a family pic for the grandparents.

    Way to be crafty AND thrifty!

  5. Hi, there! You've got so much creativity and I'm admiring them all. Can you share your creative posts at my Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there :)

  6. Really Pretty. Wish I had a carpenter in my family, lol. This is awesome.


  7. How neat! Thanks for sharing :)

  8. I love the frame. I think handmade means more to me than store bought.
    New follower, stopping by from the Creative Bloggers Hop.
    Hope you stop by for a visit.

  9. Really appreciate you linking up this fantastic post at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop. Hope you'll continually share your creativity with us at the weekly party :)

  10. Gorgeous! I didn't realize how big it is until I read your measurements!

  11. what dimensions were the post cut into after they were cut in half? what did your dad use to cut them, a skill saw? how did you cut out the center? how did you get the posts onto the MDF, wood glue or paint? how did you get this finish, flat paint and sand until desired look achieved? what paint did you use? I am attempting this frame this weekend for a large print i have and would like a little more detail if you dont mind. i know its like 20 questions, just need a little more help before i get started.

  12. oh and one more, how did you get the glass to stay in the frame once it was on the wall, like how is is fastened in the back?


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